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Possessed by “Ado Kebere”

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Source-Of what I saw and heard

Merse Hazen Wolde Qirqos

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  1. alem
    December 12, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Aref, what is wonfel?

  2. December 12, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Very interesting, thanks

  3. Mengedegna
    December 13, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Interesting indeed. It’s quite fascinating how words are formed.
    In Ethiopia, for example a lot of us still say “Ommo” when referring to any kind of soap/detergent powder, or “Adidas Chama” to talking about runners.

  4. Arefe
    December 14, 2008 at 10:35 am

    hi, Alem,
    wonfel, seems to me, is hosting coffee party at each other’s house in turn, like our mothers used and still do.

  5. alem
    December 15, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Oh! I see! I understand now, Thanks Aref, it is a very intresting article. I like the fact that everything has a history behind it.

    Mengedegna I know what you mean. we can name many objects like that:)

  6. Eskinder
    December 18, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Can you please post title of the book and where it can be found.

    TNX

  7. December 18, 2008 at 10:55 am

    This is by far the most interesting article I read on your blog. Keep reading, bro, and keep them coming.

  8. Sin
    December 18, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    nice!

  9. December 24, 2008 at 5:37 am

    hi, Eskinder
    the amharic title of the book is “Ye Haya gnw Kifle zemen mebacha
    Ye zemen tarik tizitaye kayehut en kesemahut
    1896-1922
    Merse Hazen Wolde Kirkos”
    Addis Ababa University Press
    2007

  10. Eskinder
    December 24, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Thank you very much Arefe.

  11. Mamitu
    January 8, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    “wonfel” can also be turn taking or pitching in to help in any other situation . Like the time when farmers do their harvesting friends pitch in by saying “wonfel Alegn” meaning I owe so and so, (he came to help me when I needed help) therefore I go to help when he needs some help.

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